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Guggenheim Museum

One of the landmark attractions of Venice, the Guggenheim Museum is situated on the Grand Canal in the city. This art museum is recognized as one of the most significant museums dedicated to modern art in Europe. Featuring an extensive range of artwork collection reflecting the cultural appeal of the city, this museum is a top attraction of the city. Spectacular artwork from the first half of 20th century features a place in this museum of modern art. Paintings that include the style of surrealism, Abstract Expressionism to Cubism also form a part of the extensive collection of the museum. This art museum holds exhibition of art categorized into both temporary and permanent collection.


Guggenheim Museum Collection


The broad range of artworks of greatest painters of 20th century is exhibited in different sections of the garden. The Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, and the Nasher Sculpture Garden hold the exhibition of permanent collection of the museum. The permanent collection of the museum features works focusing on Metaphysical Painting, Surrealism, Cubism, European Abstractionism, American Abstract Expressionism, and Futurism. The collection features art of painters like, Balla, Dalí, Léger, Picasso, Kandinsky, Calder, Balla, van Doesburg, Brancusi, Braque, Picabia, Klee, Marini, Ernst, Severini, Pollock, and Moore.


The Nasher Sculpture Garden


TThe Nasher Sculpture Garden at the Guggenheim Museum exhibits a collection of sculptors that matches well with the museum’s permanent collection. This garden offers a view of great works of art of painters like, Consagra, Ernst, Giacometti, Holzer, Arp, Richier, Graham, Hamak, Kapoor, Merz, Mir?, Moore, Paladino, Duchamp-Villon, Minguzzi, Calder, Yoko Ono, David Smith, and Takis.


The Gianni Mattioli Collection


This permanent exhibition of modern art features the internationally recognized collection of Gianni Mattioli. Featuring 26 masterpieces of Italian art covering the period of 1949 – 1953 is a major highlight of the museum. This collection dates back to September 1996. The compilation include representation of Italian Futurism, such as Umberto Boccioni's Materia and Dynamism of a Cyclist; Carlo Carr's Interventionist Demonstration; Luigi Russolo's The Solidity of Fog; and other paintings by Balla, Severini, Sironi, Soffici, Rosai, Depero, Morandi, and a portrait by Modigliani.


Exhibition on View Now


The art museum in Venice for the first time honors the great American painter Adolph Gottlieb through a retrospective exhibition.


Adolph Gottlieb, Three Discs on Chrome Ground, 1969
Adolph Gottlieb: A Retrospective
Dates - September 4, 2010–January 9, 2011


Guggenheim Museum Tours


There is availability of guided tours of the museum along with the collection of Gianni Mattioli. To avail the service of a trip of the museum accompanied by a guide, you must always opt for an advance booking. These tours are available in English, Italian and other languages based upon the availability. In general, a complete visit of the museum takes around an hour and a half.


Rates - €75 (Italian language), €85 (other languages)
For further information and booking, you can call +39.041.2405.440/419


Personalized tour of the museum and the Gianni Mattioli Collection is offered by Acoustiguide in Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish. Audio guides are available at the museum entrance at the rate of €7


Reaching Guggenheim Museum


Situated on the Grand Canal between the Accademia Bridge and the Church of Santa Maria della Salutem this museum can be easily reached from major parts of Venice.
From Piazzale Roma or Ferrovia:
vaporetto no. 2, direction Lido, Accademia stop
vaporetto no. 1, direction Lido, Accademia or Salute stops
From Piazza San Marco:
vaporetto no. 2, direction P. Roma, Accademia stop
vaporetto no. 1, direction P. Roma, Salute or Accademia stops


Admission Rates -

Adults: €12

Senior visitors over 65 yrs.: €10
Students under 26 yrs.: €7 (with current student ID)
Children under 10 yrs., members: free


Discounted admission €10


  • Senior visitors over 65 years
  • FAI members
  • Holders of the IKEA FAMILY CARD (only Italy)
  • Holders of CARTA COOP


Discounted admission €7


  • Young visitors from 10 to 18 yrs. inclusive
  • Students unders 26 yrs. (with current student ID)
  • School groups
  • Members of UNESCO, IAA, AIAP (with current ID)
  • Members of ANISA, Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti di Storia dell'Arte e all teachers and professors of Art and Art History (with a current ID)

For online reservations of reduced tickets, a valid ID proving eligibility must be shown at the museum ticket office.


Hours of Operation

Daily 10 am - 6 pm
Closed on Tuesdays and December 25
General information
tel: +39.041.2405.411
Visitor services
tel: +39.041.2405.440/419


Contact Details

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Dorsoduro 701
I-30123 Venezia


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